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Flowering in Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan

Discover the ravishing beauty of the blooming meadows

Best time: April–May | September–October

Flowering in Hitachi Seaside Park
Flowering in Hitachi Seaside Park
Flowering in Hitachi Seaside Park
Flowering in Hitachi Seaside Park
Flowering in Hitachi Seaside Park
Flowering in Hitachi Seaside Park

The beauty of Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefecture spellbinds. Travellers from around the world to take in the jaw-dropping views. Millions of unbelievable seasonal flowers—that's what makes a picturesque landscape of Hitachi Seaside Park so special. Baby blue eyes, cosmos, sunflowers, kochia bush—the diversity of flowers is amazing.

Nemophila blooms annually from April to May. After they blossom they start to pale, so you'd better come during the Golden week from April 29th to May 5 to see millions of nemophila blue. Sometimes baby blue eyes continue blooming until the second week of May, but they are not as fresh as earlier.

Apart from the nemophila, tulips are in a full bloom at the Park during this season.

The main attraction at Hitachi Seaside Park during the summertime are green kochia and sunflowers which are at their best in mid-August. The green kochias grow until the end of September to early October when they change their colour into bright red. This is photographers’ most sought plant. After two weeks of blooming, red kochia turns brown and then dies.

Autumn season is also popular for cosmos blooming.

Generally, the blooming season stretches from late March through early November. Late spring (April–May) and early autumn(September–October) are the best time to visit for the greatest flower abundance. But, this is also the most crowded time. So try to arrive before 08:30 am to get a good position in the queue before the opening time.

Without the flowers, Hitachi Seaside Park is just a regular park. If you are coming during the off-season, you can make your visit brighter by checking out the amusement park.

Practical info

When is the recommended time to witness the flowers' full bloom at Hitachi Seaside Park?

Late spring (April–May) and early autumn (September–October) are the times when visitors can witness the beauty of the flowers in full bloom at the Hitachi Seaside Park. These months are also peak-season, which means that visitors may experience a crowd. Therefore, it is best to plan the visit on weekdays or arrive before 8:30 am. The park remains open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm throughout the year. Show more

What is the location of Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan?

Hitachi Seaside Park is situated in the Hitachinaka city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, and around 130 kilometers to the north of Tokyo. The park is located on the outskirts of the Pacific Ocean and spreads across an area of 190 hectares. Show more

Which species of flowers can tourists observe at the park?

Hitachi Seaside Park hosts an extensive array of flowers, including sunflowers, tulips, nemophila, cosmos, and kochia bushes. The species of flowers change seasonally throughout the year. In winter, the park is adorned with nearly 170,000 daffodils. In spring, tourists can observe roughly 4.5 million baby blue eyes. Show more

What is the duration of Japan's Golden Week?

The Golden Week comprises four significant Japanese holidays, which commence from the end of April to the start of May. It is a popular holiday period in Japan, and most people take time off work. Showa Day marks the start of Golden Week, which is celebrated on April 29th, and the festivities end on Children's Day, which occurs on May 5th. Since it is a peak season, the park will likely be crowded. Show more

What activities can one indulge in at the park during the off-season?

Apart from the gorgeous flowers, tourists can engage in numerous activities during the off-season. For instance, they can visit the amusement park that features rides and attractions, including a Ferris wheel and a miniature train. Visitors can stroll around and enjoy the picturesque views of natural features such as the sea, forests, and hills. They can also take a leisurely walk to appreciate the flowers without a crowd. Show more

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